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Israel's not the only promised land...

By Simon Gould, January 22, 2015

I can't recall a particular tipping point that made me realise Jews could have a troubled future in Britain and that it was time to leave. Having spent ten years on the northern board of the CST, I've either been exposed to or become familiar with instances of spiralling antisemitism.

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The hypocrisy of an irresponsible media now defending Jews

By Alex Brummer, January 22, 2015

On the wall of my office is a Life magazine cover dated July 10 1967 showing a smiling IDF soldier cooling off in the Suez Canal under the heading: "The Astounding War and its Aftermath." It is a constant remainder of the way global media used to cover Israel.

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Rank hypocrisy that says we can forgive a racist

By Grant Feller, January 15, 2015

Saying sorry can do wonders for your rehabilitation - especially if you blame outside forces for your transgressions. So I hope footballer Ched Evans, as he peruses this week's job advertisements in his local newspaper, will find time to learn the lessons of a similarly odious, if forgiven, man: Fashion designer John Galliano.

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The BBC will protect the memory of these victims

By Danny Cohen, January 15, 2015

I am haunted by the story of Moishe the Beadle. Elie Wiesel opens his unbearably painful Holocaust memoir, Night, with the story of this kind and deeply humane man. Moishe the Beadle was the young Wiesel's dedicated teacher.

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Lesson from Paris? We have to fight hatred with all we have

By David Cameron, January 15, 2015

Last weekend I joined the march on the streets of Paris surrounded by placards saying: 'je suis Juif'. In the aftermath of one of the darkest moments in Europe in recent times, people of all ages and backgrounds came together to show solidarity with those who had suffered.

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We must preserve our dearest values

By Ed Miliband, January 15, 2015

The appalling terrorist attacks in Paris remind us all too clearly of the threat that terrorism poses to our security, our freedom and our way of life.

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The biggest weapon that the terrorists have is fear

By Lawrence Freedman, January 15, 2015

The attacks carried out in Paris last week were neither random nor mindless. They had been planned with some care. Their immediate purposes were clear enough but how they might fit in with any strategy less so. Charlie Hebdo is back with its irreverent pictures of the prophet, and France has declared solidarity with both the magazine and the murdered Jews.

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Protection is not enough. We need the courage to tackle this evil in our midst

By Maajid Nawaz, January 15, 2015

Until last week's attacks in Paris, the assumption had been that homegrown jihadist extremism was no longer operationally capable; that any attack would be a pale shadow of what al Qaeda was once able to plan in the heart of Europe.

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Muslims condemned it as well

By Mohammed Amin, January 15, 2015

Few British Muslims had heard of Charlie Hebdo before last Wednesday.

Of those who had, almost none would be fans of the magazine. Personally, I found some of its cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) moderately amusing ("100 lashes if you don't die of laughter") and others just deplorable bad taste.

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Offended by freedom of speech? That's life

By Oliver Kamm, January 15, 2015

"Why is freedom of expression deemed more important than Jewish lives?" asked Melanie Phillips in The Times this week. Her argument was that Western commentators were failing to report the virulent antisemitism at the heart of the Islamist terrorists' campaign of violence.

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